We would like to both record and play audio clips during a Zoom meeting. We know that we can record during Zoom meeting, using Zoom capabilities. However, Zoom requires that the meeting be ended before it renders the recording in a playable format. We have another app (SCS - Show Cue Systems) that allows us to play clips, which are audible to all Zoom meeting attendees, and are included in the recorded sound for the entire meeting.
However, when running Audacity (while Zoom meeting is session) we get no audible output, regardless of driver and device selection. Audacity display shows output being played and recording going on - just no sound out.
Once Zoom is shut down, we can play the Audacity recordings that were made during the Zoom session.
There is something that SCS appears to be able to do, that Audacity is not doing. We did have some problems with SCS early on, and they were similar to the one that I’m trying to describe here - under certain circumstances, we would show an audio cue being played, but we would get no sound out. This was corrected, in SCS, by specifying two output devices (they were the same device, really (Sony headphones), but had different names).
The only differences we have found between the SCS app and Audacity that might be significant are:
- Both SCS and Zoom show up in the Windows Settings → Sound → Advanced Sound Options app list - Audacity is not included there.
I see no way to get Audacity included in that list, nor do I know if that’s even the cause of our problem.
Ignore #1-- I see now that the Advanced Sound Options app list appears to be populated only after an app is running. Once I started Audacity, it then showed up in that list. However, unlike SCS, Windows does not give me the opportunity to set two output device specifications - only one. I tried setting the Audacity devices there to the same devices as shown for SCS, but to no avail. And no matter which device I choose, I get no audible output when both Zoom and Audacity were running.
- SCS allows the definition of two devices as output.
Any guidance you can give will be greatly appreciated!